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Aaron Lawson

Associate

I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in history and philosophy from Gettysburg College and received my J.D., cum laude, from University of Michigan Law School. I am part of the firm's Appeals and Issues practice group.

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Curriculum Vitae

AARON LAWSON is an Associate at Edelson PC where his practice focuses on appeals and complex motion practice.

 

Before coming to Edelson, Aaron served for two years as a Staff Attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, handling appeals involving a wide variety of subject matter, including consumer-protection law, employment law, criminal law, and federal habeas corpus. While at the University of Michigan Law School, Aaron served as the Managing Editor for the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, and participated in the Federal Appellate Clinic. In the clinic, Aaron briefed a direct criminal appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and successfully convinced the court to vacate his client’s sentence.

 

Representative Cases:

  • Yershov v. Gannett Satellite Info. Network, Inc., 820 F.3d 482 (1st Cir. 2016): Assisted briefing in landmark victory under the federal Video Privacy Protection Act. Defended standing of plaintiff and class on remand.

 

  • Johnson-Morris v. Santander Bank: Successfully defended claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act from dismissal. Briefed issues of legal tolling and statutory interpretation.

 

Publications:

  • Educational Federalism, 2013 B.Y.U. Educ. & L.J. 281 (2013)

 

*Aaron is a member of the Illinois and California bars.

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